NUS National Conference 2013 (8th -10th April) is the sovereign policy making body of the organisation. It sets policy for the year ahead in each of the 5 zones and elects the President, Vice Presidents and Block of 15 representatives on the National Executive Council. It is also where the budget for the year ahead is decided through the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
To find out what happened at National Conference 2012, click here.
If you have taken your voting pad home, you have until Monday 22 April to return it with the following information:
- Your name
- The name of your union
- NUS National Conference 2013
Please send the pads to the following address:
Unit 9 Princess Mews
Kingston upon Thames
If you DO NOT RETURN your voting pad by 22 April your union will be charged £50.
Constitution and Rules
CD1 – Notice of Conference
This document introduces the key dates and processes.
Delegate training presentation
Delegate Leaders' Guide
CD2 – Delegate Entitlement
This outlines how many delegates each union in membership can send and outlines the formula used within the calculation
CD3 – Minutes of the last Conference
The record of National Conference 2012, the policy passed and the election results.
CD4 – Order Paper Agenda and Fringe Guide
The Agenda for the event
Extended Fringe Guide
The full information on fringes at National Conference. This is the same information available in the mobile app.
CD5– Zone Reports and Proposals
CD5a- Zone Proposals only
CD5b- Rules Review
This is the first report of the zones and their initial policy recommendations based on discussions at Zone Conferences.
Guide to Zones and Policy
Guide to Accountability
Zone report update (March 2013)
Policy recommendations only (without the reports)
Policy already in existence for NUS
Proforma for Amendments to Zone Recommendations & Ordinary Motions
You must use this pro-forma to submit any text to National Conference.
CD6 – Accounts
The accounts of the past year. Note the estimates for the year ahead are now built into CD 7 below.
CD7 – Reports
Reports of various committees and individuals to conference. Note these are released in several sections.
CD8 – Adoptions of Nations, Liberation Campaigns & Student Sections
Policy passed at autonomous conferences is sent to National Conference to be adopted by the organisation as a whole.
CD9 – Policy due to Lapse
Policy is valid for 3 years unless conference challenges it lapsing. Policy from 2010 will lapse at this conference.
CD10 – Final Proposals, Amendments and Ordinary Motions
The policy being discussed at National Conference 2013 along with explanatory notes of the policy process
CD 11 – Election Schedules and Regulations
Rules on how to run for elected positions at National Conference
Guide to the key positions that you can stand for within NUS
Nomination Form for full time officer positions
Nomination Form for National Executive Councillor (Block of 15)
Nomination Form for Student Trustee and Democratic Procedures Committee
Information on being an NUS Student Trustee
CD12 – Manifestos
The Manifestos of full time officers and block of 15 National Executive Council members
CD13 – Minutes, Resolutions and Election results from Conference 2013
CD13a Count Sheets for Elections not counted in Sheffield
Count Sheet for the President and vice-president elections